Mysuru, April 6:- As part of the free Covid vaccine initiative, journalists based in Mysuru, who are above the age of 45 years, were given the vaccine here on Tuesday (April 6). The District Administration, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and Mysuru District Journalists’ Association (MDJA) organised the free vaccine drive for eligible journalists and their family members at Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Memorial Hospital in the city.
MDJA president S T Ravikumar said, “Arrangement has been made for eligible journalists and their family members to get vaccinated. Despite facing tough conditions, journalists, photographers and videographers work like ‘corona warriors.’ By getting vaccinated, we can avoid getting infected by the virus. There is nothing to be scared of.”
Assistant Director of the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) R Raju said, “Journalists are busy with their work and their job is always at risk considering the nature of the job. Keeping this in mind, we have organised a free vaccination drive. More than 30 journalists have registered their names. The vaccination is safe and you can get vaccinated without any worry.” (MR/HN/MN)